US Army and Air Force planning to develop 1GW of renewable energy on installations by 2025

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Energy security drives the initiatives, Hammack said, adding that increased usage of renewable energy on military installations would enable them to operate even if local power grids go down. Biofuels will be a behind-the-scenes game changer for the Air Force, according to Yonkers, who lauded the seminal research of alternative fuels at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio.

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AEP Signs on as Corporate Sponsor of Pickens’ Energy Plan

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American Electric Power has signed on as a corporate sponsor of The Pickens Plan, proposed by oil and gas industry veteran T. The Pickens Plan calls for reducing dependence on oil, expanded use of renewable energy, a new 21st-century power grid, increased conservation and efficiency initiatives, and developing alternative fuel vehicles, such as natural gas-powered trucks and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs).

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GE Aviation signs 10-year supply agreement for biomass FT jet fuel for engine testing; baseline of 500,000 gallons per year

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Schematic of the DG Energy facility that will produce the cellulosic synthetic jet fuel. GE Aviation, which consumes more than 10 million gallons of jet fuel annually at its engine testing centers, has signed an agreement to purchase cellulosic synthetic biofuel from The D’Arcinoff Group (DG), based in Washington, DC, to be used for production and development testing of GE jet engines, starting in 2016. The cost for the biofuel will be comparable to traditional jet fuel.

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